Anti-colonial Voices? Non-British Accents and the National Authentication of Shakespeare in Australia in the 1970s

Fotheringham, Richard and Pensalfini, Rob (2007) Anti-colonial Voices? Non-British Accents and the National Authentication of Shakespeare in Australia in the 1970s. Australasian Drama Studies, 50 50: 49-65.

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Author Fotheringham, Richard
Pensalfini, Rob
Title Anti-colonial Voices? Non-British Accents and the National Authentication of Shakespeare in Australia in the 1970s
Journal name Australasian Drama Studies
ISSN 0810-4123
Publication date 2007-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 50
Issue 50
Start page 49
End page 65
Total pages 17
Editor G. Milne
Place of publication Bundoora, Victoria
Publisher Theatre and Drama Program at La Trobe University
Language eng
Subject C1
410102 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
750201 The performing arts (incl. music, theatre and dance)
Abstract Fotheringham and Pensalfini examine the Australian English accent, which focuses on the plays of William Shakespeare as staged in Australia. In voice-coaching, some universalizing tendencies survive in training for and performance of early-modern works, such as the repeated attempts to fix the pronunciation of Shakespeare's proper names, though these too have been shown to be historically and geographically variable and to be increasingly an impossible dream, one cannot expect speakers who cannot agree on basic vowels to do so on proper names.
Q-Index Code C1
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